High Water Bill in the Indianapolis Area? You May Need AttaBoy Plumbing
If you have noticed a sudden increase in your water bill and the water company denies any mistakes on their part, you may have water leaking somewhere in your home’s plumbing system. Here are a few common sources of high water bills and steps you can take to check for them:
Check for faucets that do not shut off all the way, including bathtubs, showers, and outside spigots. Be sure to check under sinks for leaks at shut-off valves, etc.
Periodically check your toilets for water leaking from tank to bowl, here’s how:
Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank – not the bowl. A couple of tablespoons of instant coffee or Kool-Aid will work too. After about thirty minutes check the water in the toilet bowl to see if it has any of the color of the dyed water from the tank in it. If the water in the bowl has gone from clear to color, the tank is leaking and the flapper and/or the flush valve may need to be replaced.
To check for underground leaks or undetected leaks in the home:
Turn off the main water valve inside your home and then go outside and observe your water meter. If it is still turning you may have an underground leak. Alternatively, write down the numbers on your water meter at the beginning of a period when your home is going to be unoccupied for a few hours. Check the meter when you return; if the numbers have changed, there may be an out-of-sight leak somewhere inside your home or underground.
If you would prefer to have a plumbing professional help you with finding out why you have a high water bill, just give AttaBoy Plumbing a call. We’re all about leaks at AttaBoy Plumbing Company — or rather, fixing them — so whether it’s a high water bill that get’s your attention, or a leaking water heater, drain, or gas line, you know who to call.